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Italian Parties: Change and Functionality

Luciano Bardi

in Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240562
eISBN:
9780191600296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240566.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

For over forty years, Italy was seen as a ‘party government’ system, with a party system that was extremely fragmented, consisting of up to 10 national parties, at least seven of which could at any ... More


Britain’s Traditional Constitution

Anthony King

in The British Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on Britain’s traditional constitution. Caius Martius, the protagonist of Coriolanus, refused to agree to the Roman plebeians’ increasingly vociferous political demands. There ... More


Caring for Our Own: Why There is No Political Demand for New American Social Welfare Rights

Sandra R. Levitsky

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199993123
eISBN:
9780199378906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993123.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Aging populations and changes in health care, household structure, and women’s labor force participation over the last half century have created a “crisis in care”: demand for care of the old and ... More


Introduction

Sandra R. Levitsky

in Caring for Our Own: Why There is No Political Demand for New American Social Welfare Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199993123
eISBN:
9780199378906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993123.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter provides a theoretical framework for understanding how traditional beliefs in family responsibility for social welfare persist even in the face of unmet need. It begins by describing the ... More


The Double Dialectic between Experience and Politics

Keisha Lindsay

in In a Classroom of Their Own: The Intersection of Race and Feminist Politics in All-Black Male Schools

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041730
eISBN:
9780252050404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041730.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

There is a third reason why ABMS’ black male supporters proclaim their experience of oppression in ways that help and hinder a politics of resistance. Simply put, their experiential claims rest on ... More


Human Rights and the Politics of Contestation

Michael Goodhart

in Human Rights at the Crossroads

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199376414
eISBN:
9780190259853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199376414.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter illuminates the politics of contestation engendered by human rights by offering an alternative ontology of human rights. It argues that human rights are not propositions about moral ... More


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